Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Hark

Another finish.  And this one became a finished top in 2008.  Two years older than the Christmas Sampler I finished and shared with you in the previous post.  The pattern I used was in "Christmas Or Not" which is an older Red Wagon book.  It is not clear which designer did the pattern.  The book was done by Gerry Kimmel, Jan Patek, and Linda Brannock.


I had a very good supply of homespuns (plaids and stripes) at the time I made this.  Nowadays, it is hard to find them and my stash supply has dwindled down.  Supply and demand is what the manufacturers work on so I can understand that they are not nearly as popular as they once were.

With the Christmas Sampler and now the angel quilt, I have two new pieces for holiday display.

I have one more quilt waiting for binding.  And five tops out for machine quilting at the local quilt shop.  So more finishes coming.

Enjoy your day and come back for a visit soon.

20 comments:

julieQ said...

I love your plaids...and your quilt!! So fun!

cityquilter grace said...

love it!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I adore this one! You must be running out of storage room now. I gave all my homespuns to a friend a few years ago. She uses them frequently and they were starting to get fold lines on my shelves. Thanks for sharing these wonderful holiday quilts. I wish I had the initiative (and time) to make Christmas quilts in the off season so I would actually have them for Christmas. Your home will be very festive this year!

Julierose said...

Another lovely finish--I am finding it difficult to locate homespuns...and the plaids that i might substitute seem to be mostly garish looking...I like the "soft" look to those homespuns you used hugs, Julierose

Quilting Babcia said...

Our quilt ministry had a huge tote full of donated homespun plaids and stripes that simmered quietly in a corner of the closet until it was recently "discovered" by a few of our other quilters after I pieced my Occasional Stars quilt. They're dwindling fast now, cozy warm quilts are a big hit here in snow country. Too bad they're so difficult to find these days, they have wonderful country charm that's hard to duplicate with today's fabrics. Your quilt is wonderful and will be a lovely addition to your seasonal decor.

belarmina said...

Karen otro precioso acabado, Cada día es una nueva sorpresa tus edredones
Todos son tan bonitos!!
Estaré atenta nuevas publicaciones
Saludos

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Angels are everywhere on that delight quilt--
and we all need some angels in our lives--
enjoy--
luv, di

Robin said...

This is a sweet quilt. I like the more pastel palette. It doesn't have high contrast and I think it will stand out because of that. It will be so easy to decorate around.

Sherrill said...

I love it!! Will be so pretty for Christmas or whenever!

Nancy said...

The phrase from a Christmas carol, "All is calm, all is bright," came to mind as I looked at this quilt. It's beautiful. I really like how the large stars are all blues and the angels' dresses and wings are in the pink/rose/red/burgundy range. Totally inviting.
It's hard to find good plaids and stripes these days. A few years ago it was easy enough to find good shirts at the second-hand stores but it's become harder and harder.

Dorothy said...

Your quilt is lovely with great fabrics.
Its a pity they don't do the stripes and plaids anymore,
they make great backgrounds.

Janet O. said...

I really like this one, Karen. I think it is one of my favorites. Great pattern and wonderful homespuns. So cozy looking and festive, too!
You are really whipping out the finishes, my friend. I am impressed!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

A merry band of angels, and such a sweet quilt. I love the homespuns and wish we could more easily find more of these primitive folky fabrics. You will love pulling this out at the end of the year approaching Christmas!

Little Penpen said...

You are on a roll!! I love the country look of this quilt. Christmas will be here before we know it; don’t pack it away too far!

Lori said...

YAY! For completing the older projects!!

Sandy said...

Wow, cool! I love thr plaids. Congrats on knocking out those UFOs!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love this one! It's so sad that there aren't more plaids around--they add so much charm and warmth. Can't wait to see your next beautiful finish!

Lin said...

Lovely finish Karen. xx

WoolenSails said...

Love this quilt and I am pretty sure I have this book. I need to go through my books and pick out some quilts to make this year. I really want to do more quilts for the house and some throws for the trailer.

Debbie

audrey said...

Yes, I remember buying plaids all of the time and they are so much more difficult to find these days! Very sweet quilt top. I think my sister made one similar to this years ago.:)